Misc. Kid's Health News

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10/8/2013
Smog, Stressed Mom May Raise Risk of Behavior Woes in Kids

Exposure to a combination of the two in the womb is worse than either alone, study suggests

10/7/2013
U.S. Panel Rejects Blood Pressure Screening for Kids, Teens

Despite calls for routine testing, task force finds lack of evidence it would help

10/7/2013
Star Athletes Often Endorse Junk Food, Study Says

Sugar-packed 'sports drinks' among products hawked in lucrative ad campaigns

10/7/2013
Health Tip: Toddler-Proof Baby's Bed

Remove most objects from the crib

10/4/2013
Cold, Abusive Parenting May Set Child Up for Health Woes as Adult

'Toxic' stress takes physical toll, study says

10/4/2013
Egg Allergy No Obstacle to Child's Flu Shot, CDC Says

New guidelines say special precautions aren't needed

10/4/2013
Junk Food Makers Target Kids With Free Online Games, Study Says

Experts call for regulation of 'advergames' while industry says it polices itself

10/4/2013
Health Tip: Help Prevent Childhood Obesity

Limit TV time, and watch what kids eat

10/3/2013
After Tonsillectomy, Over-the-Counter Painkillers Suffice, Study Says

Researchers recommend using Advil, Motrin post-op

10/3/2013
Health Tip: Practice Good Seat Belt Habits

And set a good example for your kids

10/2/2013
10/1/2013
Kids With Autism Often Have Trouble Sleeping, Study Shows

From age 2.5 until their teens, children with the disorder tend to wake up frequently during the night

9/30/2013
Many More Kids Visiting ER for Sports Concussions, Study Finds

Better awareness of traumatic brain injury may be reason, experts say

9/30/2013
Preschoolers' Use of Psychiatric Drugs Levels Off, Study Shows

Findings suggest doctors may have safety concerns

9/30/2013
Health Tip: Waking Up at Night

Suggestions to prevent early wakeups in children

9/27/2013
Teaching Sleep Tips to Parents Seems to Help Kids With Autism

Boosting exercise, limiting caffeine and reducing video games at bedtime are important

9/27/2013
Fine Muscle Control May Continue Developing Into Teen Years

New finding paves way for improved therapy for kids with neurological disorders, researchers say

9/27/2013
Can Eating Peanut Butter Cut Breast Cancer Risk in Later Life?

Regular consumption in childhood tied to 39 percent lower odds of benign breast disease by age 30

9/27/2013
Health Tip: Dealing With a Child's Cough

Many times, it won't require medical treatment

9/26/2013
Health Tip: Prevent Food Poisoning in Baby Food

Wash your hands before preparation

9/26/2013
9/24/2013
Concussion Symptoms May Not Differ in Teen, Young Adult Athletes

But study authors say recovery period might vary

9/24/2013
Health Tip: When Kids Are Home Alone

Make sure they're prepared

9/23/2013
Health Tip: Communicating With Kids

Make sure you have time to listen

9/22/2013
Racism Takes a Toll on Kids' Mental Health, Research Shows

Review found strong links between discrimination and anxiety, low self-esteem in minority teens

9/21/2013
Child's Chronic Illness Can Affect the Whole Family

Care demands can create more stress than severity of illness, researchers say

9/20/2013
9/20/2013
Health Tip: Eat a Good Breakfast

Make sure you get enough fiber

9/19/2013
Braces Seem to Benefit Many Kids With High-Risk Scoliosis

Study suggests that surgery to correct curvature of spine can be avoided for most of these patients

9/18/2013
9/17/2013
9/16/2013
Same-Sex Couples' Kids Less Likely to Have Private Health Insurance: Study

Better coverage found in states that recognize gay unions

9/16/2013
Health Tip: Spot the Signs of 'Lazy Eye'

They may include poorer vision in one eye

9/13/2013
9/12/2013
Packing School Lunches With Food Safety in Mind

Expert tips on container care, perishables and sandwich choices

9/12/2013
Strong Verbal Skills in Childhood May Raise Drinking Risk, Study Suggests

These expressive kids scored higher in 'sensation-seeking,' researchers found

9/12/2013
Childhood Obesity Quadruples Chances of Adult Hypertension: Study

Even being overweight when young was found to double high blood pressure risk in long-term study

9/12/2013
Vaccine Coverage High in U.S., but Measles Outbreaks a Concern: CDC

159 cases reported so far this year in unvaccinated people

9/12/2013
Report: Child Neglect a Continuing Problem in U.S.

More research called for to prevent and treat occurrences

9/11/2013
Young People May Respond Better to Upbeat Health Messages

Campaigns focusing on dangers, risks might not work when you feel invincible, study suggests

9/11/2013
Health Tip: Climbing at the Playground

Make sure equipment is age-appropriate

9/10/2013
Changes in Household Routines Help Reduce Kids' Obesity: Study

Parents who limited kids' TV time, increased sleep time saw less excess weight gain in children

9/10/2013
Health Tip: Buying Children's Shoes

Make sure they're sturdy

9/9/2013
5 Percent of U.S. Kids 'Severely Obese,' Experts Warn

New and better treatments needed for this newly defined disease, researchers say

9/6/2013
Making Music May Encourage Teamwork in Kids

Study showed preschoolers in music groups were more cooperative and helpful

9/5/2013
Teens' Use of E-Cigarettes Doubles in a Year: CDC

Health officials worry the devices may cause more children to become addicted to tobacco products

9/5/2013
Marijuana Not a 'Safe Drug,' Review Finds

Particularly harmful for teens, since it affects addiction processes in developing brains, researchers note

9/5/2013
Health Tip: Help Ease Teething Pain

Massage the gums with your fingers

9/4/2013
Scientists Pinpoint Which Kids With Heart Muscle Disease Are in Most Danger

Key risk factors measured at diagnosis can guide treatment for cases of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy

9/4/2013
Screaming, Cursing at Your Misbehaving Teen May Backfire

Study found verbal abuse promoted more disobedience and conflict